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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: Blues On The Lawn - August 30th
« Last post by DGoguen on Today at 01:41:04 PM »


us old guys still can make it happen!!!!
Just not as often Al.
And sometimes by accident!
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: Blues On The Lawn - August 30th
« Last post by steve weitzler on Today at 10:53:29 AM »
us old guys still can make it happen!!!!


Just not as often Al.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: standard route at white horse
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on Today at 06:21:03 AM »
I am all about scrubbing lichen but not  peeling away copius ammounts of thick green moss. that thick green moss is there for a reason. It means its usually wet there. that thick green moss is also pretty cool looking. If I see a slabb covered in thick green moss I simply don't even consider turning it into a summer rock climb.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Last Pitch of Intimidation cleaned.
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on Today at 06:12:04 AM »
Thanks.  8)
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: standard route at white horse
« Last post by M_Sprague on Yesterday at 11:51:42 PM »
What about scrubbing moss & lichen to open up climbs LL? Is that ethically OK? You would be happy to know Gypsie's last pitch was recently cleaned. Looks awesome.

http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/rock-climbing-harms-cliff-ecosystems/

I think that the article do not consider that any animal, the human, have an impact on his ecosystem. Human need outside  activites and climbing is one of them. In some places, like rumney, it is possible to construct a micro habitat for sport climber. In some other places, leave no trace is the best. At cathedral, there was a lot of visitor coming to see the climber and to touch the rock. As they go to cathedral lot of them didn't destroy other more fragil habitat to find a point of interest. I think that cathedral is a transition places between citizen  and those who want activities in forest. For that reason, the activity most stay like what we found at pinacle ridge, but with ethic to protect the environment.

I am for the protection of the three and diversity in the cliff as it is part of the beauty of climbing...

In other way, I am for management of the land. cutting the branches of the tree in a way that people can see the cliff and the climber could be a very good idea to protect the environment   

+1
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Partner Exchange / Thurs 27th partner
« Last post by c-dub on Yesterday at 10:31:53 PM »
Anyone free for anywhere in the Whites?  My partner had to bail at the last minute so here I am pleading for last minute partner.  I'm in Conway. Best way to reach me is phone/text 423-505-5754.
Thanks,
Chuck 
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: standard route at white horse
« Last post by lucky luke on Yesterday at 10:09:40 PM »
What about scrubbing moss & lichen to open up climbs LL? Is that ethically OK? You would be happy to know Gypsie's last pitch was recently cleaned. Looks awesome.

http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/rock-climbing-harms-cliff-ecosystems/

I think that the article do not consider that any animal, the human, have an impact on his ecosystem. Human need outside  activites and climbing is one of them. In some places, like rumney, it is possible to construct a micro habitat for sport climber. In some other places, leave no trace is the best. At cathedral, there was a lot of visitor coming to see the climber and to touch the rock. As they go to cathedral lot of them didn't destroy other more fragil habitat to find a point of interest. I think that cathedral is a transition places between citizen  and those who want activities in forest. For that reason, the activity most stay like what we found at pinacle ridge, but with ethic to protect the environment.

I am for the protection of the three and diversity in the cliff as it is part of the beauty of climbing...

In other way, I am for management of the land. cutting the branches of the tree in a way that people can see the cliff and the climber could be a very good idea to protect the environment     
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Do you use belay gloves?
« Last post by M_Sprague on Yesterday at 09:30:36 PM »
I have started to wear gloves more. I usually have a pair with me for cleaning and they make jugging, pulling a fat dirty static line through the GriGri and rappinga lot nicer. From that I just started using them while belaying more. It is more comfortable and I do think it adds another layer of safety: less chance of somehow getting a rope burn and involuntarily letting go (though I like to think I have trained myself not to let go in that situation, I haven't been severely tested and don't want to be)
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: standard route at white horse
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on Yesterday at 09:13:59 PM »
What about scrubbing moss & lichen to open up climbs LL? Is that ethically OK? You would be happy to know Gypsie's last pitch was recently cleaned. Looks awesome.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: standard route at white horse
« Last post by M_Sprague on Yesterday at 09:11:33 PM »
Has anyone used explosives while cleaning? I must say I have been tempted on more than one occasion.
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